Sandro Wagner: West Ham and Crystal Palace keen to recruit Bayern Munich outcast in January – reports

22 Nov

West Ham and Crystal Palace are set to do battle for Bayern Munich outcast Sandro Wagner.

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen on a £6million deal for the striker early in the January transfer window in an attempt to bolster his strike force.

Wagner is on the periphery of Bayern’s set-up

And according to The Sun, the German is up for grabs as he is frustrated at his lack of first team action with Bayern – who he joined from Hoffenheim in January.

However, Palace are also interested in the 30-year-old as they have found scoring goals difficult to come by this season.

Wagner is tired of playing second fiddle to Robert Lewandowski and could do well in the Premier League due to his 6ft 4in frame.

Pellegrini has been very reliant on Marko Arnautovic to lead the line and recruiting a new frontman could be a smart move especially if the Austrian ends up leaving the London Stadium.

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Injury-prone striker Andy Carroll is finally fit to play his first game of the season this weekend, however.

Carroll, who has been dogged with injury throughout his career, comes back from an ankle knock. His contract expires in the summer.

West Ham’s other main striker Javier Hernandez is in bad form and has been linked with a move away from the club.

Meanwhile, Eagles boss Roy Hodgson is in desperate need of a striker as Christian Benteke is recovering from knee surgery.

Palace have scored just four goals in their last seven Premier League games and are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

Wagner has scored in one of only two matches he has started for the Bundesliga champions this season.

Palace have found scoring goals difficult to come by this season